Rheumatoid Arthritis (Ra)

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Rheumatoid Arthritis (Ra) Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential clinical approaches for rheumatoid arthritis (ra). It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine (and most related systems), treatment for "rheumatoid arthritis (ra)" is rarely designed with the resulting "rheumatoid arthritis (ra)" exclusively in mind.

For non-practitioners, we recommend reading treating the "cause" and not the "symptoms" for more on the overall approach and the importance of the TCM diagnostic system in formulating treatment approaches.

Within TCM, "rheumatoid arthritis (ra)", is potentially related to the following diagnostic patterns - blood stagnation, kidney yang deficiency, liver and gallbladder damp heat, liver fire, liver wind, liver yin deficiency among many other possibilities and/or layered combinations.

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Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific condition or diagnostic pattern. While this would rarely, if ever, dictate the entire composition of a treatment, the following point should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • EX Huatuojiaji at C7 (Sides of Spine at C7)
    .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes…
    C7 innervates the parathyroid gland and as it has a role in…
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